#1
im having a hard time understanding how to construct chords and intervals seem to be confusing me? all this talk about b7's and b3's etc? someone please help?
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#2
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#3
if you start on a note, say C, then C is your key, then you start counting as such...

C - root or tonic or unitone
Db - minor second
D - major second
Eb - minor third
E - major third
F - perfect fourth
Gb - diminished fifth
G - perfect fifth
Ab - minor sixth
A - major sixth
Bb - minor seventh
B - major seventh
C (octave higher) - unison (or tonic)
Db minor ninth (or minor second)
D major ninth (or major second)
...

C has no sharps for major or perfect chords, to test if you have it right try to apply the above pattern to G (your major 6th will be an F# if you did it right) you see b7 or b7, what they mean in minor 7th or minor third. So for a C chord it's 1 b3 5 or C Eb G
Last edited by capiCrimm at Nov 20, 2007,
#4
Quote by capiCrimm
if you start on a note, say C, then C is your key, then you start counting as such...

C - root or tonic or unitone
C# Db - minor second (C# in this octave is an augmented unison)
D - major second
D# Eb - minor third (D# is an augmented second)
E - major third
F - perfect fourth
F# - diminished fifth or augmented fourth (Gb is a diminished fifth)
G - perfect fifth
G# Ab - minor sixth (G# is an augmented fifth)
A - major sixth
A# Bb - minor seventh (A# is an augmented sixth)
B - major seventh
C (octave higher) - unison (or tonic)
C# Db - minor ninth (or minor second) (As above)
D - major ninth (or major second)
...

C has no sharps for major or perfect chords, to test if you have it right try to apply the above pattern to G (your major 6th will be an F# if you did it right) you see b7 or b7, what they mean in minor 7th or minor third. So for a C chord it's 1 b3 5 or C D# Eb G


Fixed.

I realise you had good intentions, but a few of your intervals were named incorrectly, so I fixed them for you, and provided the correct note to interval name for each for you.